Denon AVR-X4400H vs Pioneer VSX-LX503

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Denon AVR-X4400H vs Pioneer VSX-LX503

Denon AVR-X4400H review

Denon X4400H is a receiver with an 11.2-channel configuration. It is equipped with the latest decoders - Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and DTS Virtual:X. The AVR-X4400H is equipped with an advanced 32-bit D.D.S.C. processor. HD digital processing multichannel audio tracks. There are wide wireless capabilities - Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirPlay, Spotify Connect, and multi-room HEOS technology; The device can play Hi-Res audio formats including ALAC, FLAC and WAV. Setup is done using the Audyssey built-in system.

Denon AVR-X4400H

Pioneer VSX-LX503 review

This is the unit with 5.2.4-channel or 7.2.2-channel Atmos/DTS:X support. The amplifiers' power of participants of the Denon AVR-X4400H vs Pioneer VSX-LX503 comparisons significantly differs at the same maximum impedance: 105 per channel for the AVR-X4400H versus 120 per channel for the VSX-LX503. However, thanks to compatible with the latest video playback technologies, the receiver is capable of displaying images in 4K resolution according to HDCP 2.2 and HDR standards. Pioneer VSX-LX503 also features with built-in Chromecast, Play-Fi wireless streaming, wireless multiroom system FlareConnect.

Pioneer VSX-LX503

Denon AVR-X4400H pros and cons

Pros

  • The receiver has enough power to create a full-fledged Auro 3D with five surroundings and five ceiling speakers
  • The device is equipped with a Clock Jitter Reducer jitter suppression system

Cons

  • The HEOS application is complicated

Pioneer VSX-LX503 pros and cons

Pros

  • It has good phase correction tools
  • The firmware allows users to connect to the SONOS service
  • Thanks to compatible with the latest video playback technologies, the receiver is capable of displaying images in 4K resolution according to HDCP 2.2 and HDR standards

Cons

  • The calibration system is absolutely inaccurate

Pioneer VSX-LX503

Pioneer VSX-LX503 review

Jan 10, 2020

Pioneer & Onkyo Europe Introduces the VSX-LX503 Network AV Receiver. This is a 9.2-channel unit with Multi-Room Audio, which provides the ability to distribute the signal from different sources. ...

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Product

Denon AVR-X4400H
Pioneer VSX-LX503

Model

AVR-X4400H
VSX-LX503

Brand

Denon
Pioneer

Reviews

2
79

Amplifier

Channels

11.2
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

125/8 20Hz-20KHz, 165/6 1KHz
120/8 20Hz-20KHz, 230/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.05
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit
AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT32
MCACC

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey LFC, Compressed Audio Restorer
Advanced Sound Retriever, Hi-Res audio, Reflex Optimizer

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz
2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
2 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/3
7/2

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
2

Coaxial digital input

2
1

Composite input

3
2

Component input/output

2/1
1/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX
USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p
4K 60p

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

analog to HDMI
analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

BT.2020, HLG
DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
Google Assistant

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

IP Control, Web Control
IP Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
3

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

HEOS App, Denon 2016 AVR Remote
FlareConnect

RS-232

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

2
2

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

has not
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

710
850

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.15

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 15.2 x 37.9/17 x 6.6 x 15.3
43.5 x 18.5 x 38.6/17 x 7 x 14.9

Weight, kg/lbs

13.1/29.8
13/28.7
Denon AVR-X4400H
Pioneer VSX-LX503
Denon AVR-X4400H
Pioneer VSX-LX503

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  • 9.4Denon AVR-X4400H
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